how often seperate or together?
: i do get some one on one time, but most of it's together 'cept at night. only one nurses during the night (i've put in a good share of tandeming at night with my first 2) or if i'm walking it's just the baby that nurses. my 2 youngest...2 months and 2 1/2 years are too many times to keep count.
last night i had 4 to nurse...now that was a bottleneck. those are very rare and when dh came home he said it looked like i was being attacked by a pile of ants.
i've seen hand holding, eye gazing, nipple pulling out of other's mouth (seems to be a newborn initiation...hazing), pushing, wrestling, head/arm rubbings, both argueing about a certain side....but i was so happily suprised when my dd actually put the nipple in her little brother's month (he was a week). that i had never seen before! and it was my girl that did that. i wouldn't trade any of these moments!
i remember reading that you produce 2-3 oz of breastmilk per pound of baby. 3oz if he/she is an avid nurser. i always extend this to my toddlers since they nurse as frequent (they probably get more). My baby is over 15 lbs, my dd is 25 pounds. that's 40 pounds x3. that's about a gallon a day (i don't count the older two into this).
so mama's, sit down a try to calculate what you are producing and then pat yourselves on the back! so amazing what your body can do!